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, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she received, and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. and -- we're after an election now. i think it is important for us to find out exactly what happened in benghazi. i'm happy to cooperate in any way congress wants. we have provided every bit of information we have. we'll continue to provide information. we have a full-blown investigation. that information will be given to congress. and i don't think there is any debate in this country that when you have four americans killed, that's a problem. and we have to get to the bottom of it. there needs to be accountability. we have to wring those who carried it out to justice. you won't get debate from me on that. when they go after the u.n. ambassador? apparently because they think she's an easy target. then they have a problem with me. and should i choose, if i think that she would be the best person to serve america, um -- in
between u.n. ambassador susan rice and lawmakers over the deadly consulate attack in benghazi that killed chris stevens. >>> record breaking cyber monday. new stats find more of us are logging on to holiday deals. >> first the tech bites. >> don't look for the nintendo wii-u at stories for a while it sold out in its first week more than 400,000 units nintendo is shipping more but can make them fast enough. watchdog groups urging facebook to stop proposed policy changes they say it will be easier for advertisers to get users' personal data and worry users can no longer vote on changes. facebook and other social media sites used to promote charitable donations and volunteers organizers say a day forgiving thanks this is a day forgiving back. samsung wants you to know there's a stress test that includes a before cold & flu season, help prevent with lysol disinfectant spray. and use the lysol no touch hand soap for 10 times more protection with each wash. this season, a good offense is the best defense. lysol. mission for health. prove it. enough is enough. d-con no view, no touch trap snaps
to a record high. 75,9 un. -- $75,900. vanguard reports better news. the average balance of $85,330 that is the highest since va vanguard began keeping track. now this, story can lay a damper on holiday plans. statistics show san francisco international airport was among the worst ontime, arrival and departure times in the country. the report compares san francisco with 29 busiest airports throughout the country. sfo ranked last for september and second from the last for on time arrivals so far for 2012. departures aren't any better. sfo ranking11yiw 27th. i'm seeing a pattern here. >> looks like we can do better than that you would hope. >> another way you can mention cloud funding. >> great add rice. >> thanks. >> this is carbon monoxide awareness week. they're working to make us aware simple dedoctors can save lives. >> and fire departments are banding together to prevent casualtis. >> idea is education is paramount to saving lives. and operation save a live teams up with fire departments in oakland, san francisco and santa clara counties. and and are donated. these alarms la
observer status at the u.n. the palestinian delegation unfurled its flag right there on the floor of the general assembly. the u.s., israel, and allies oppose the vote saying it was all premature. >>> the american soldier accused of leaking a trove of classified documents to wikileaks will be questioned in a military court again today. private first-class bradley manning took the stand in a pretrial hearing yesterday making his first public statement since his arrest two years ago. manning wants his case thrown out, claiming he suffered unlawful punishment during his first year in detention. >>> there are reports of a settlement in a sex scandal that made international headlines. no details yet on the agreement between former international monetary fund chief dominique strauss-kahn. you guys probably remember this story. as well as the new york city hotel maid who had accused him of sexual akault. prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against strauss-kahn, but the incident ended his political career as well as his marriage. you remember once that woman came forward and gave th
challenge to those criticizing his u.n. ambassador on benghazi. >> you want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >>> romney's revelation. what he said today about blacks, hispanics and why he thinks obama really won. >>> made in america. would a big corporate giant like sears take your idea and have it made in china? this small town inventor says yes and tries to take them on. >>> and fakeout. what is he doing? was he really pushed? how about him? the crackdown tonight. >>> good evening. we begin with the president. eight days after his re-election energized and diving straight into the headlines. at his first press conference today, he talked about the scandal that took down the head of the cia, the looming fiscal crisis that could raise taxes for everyone on january 1st and then, he came out swinging in defense of one member of his team. and abc's jonathan karl was right there in that room asking questions. jon? >> reporter: diane, this was a confident president today, eager to lay out his agenda for the coming months, but first, he had to face questions on that scand
a back bone to the liberal side of the table. >> the president offer aid defense of un ambassador susan rice. she could be a candidate to replace hillary clinton next year, republicans vowed to block her nomination. >> if senator mccain and senator gram and others want to go after someone, they should go after me. i'm happy to have that discussion. for them to go after the un ambassador, nothing to do with benghazi, i was making a presentation based on it's outrageous. >> the president won't say whether he would nominate rice attacks on a demonstration that got out of hand. it turned out to be a plan add tack by terrorists. >> tonight money matters another big plunge in stock prices. dow jones already headed down on president obama began talking about a showdown today. at closing bell, it was 185 points in the red. two bay area stock dz do well today, however. face book gained 12%. bay area home prices, home sales rather continued tojgc improve. figures below average for october but up 21% from last year. mid range and high end homes selling better resulting in the best price improveme
of treasury tim geithner and secretary of clr the door. leading candidate for clinton's job is un ambassador susan rice but republican senators vowed to fight if they got the nod. >> we'll do whatever isness troy block the nomination. >> after the election, the president fired back. >> when they go after the un ambassador, they think she's an easy target? then, they've got a problem with me. >> tonight senator mccain appears to be backing away. >> i think she deserves the opportunity to explain herself and her position. >> ambassador rice has not been nominated but the flak came after she told congress the benghazi attack was a spontaneous event. >> based on information is what they this began on was a spontaneous, not premeditated response to what transpired in cairo. >> lindsay gram is expressing doubts.)tkx today would not rye pete his vow to stand in rice's way. >> there will be questions about this discipline and others. >> the white house press secretary would not say if the president plans to nominate her. there is speculation that tim geithner's job will probably go to jack lu but th
can count on. ♪ >>> this morning on "world news now" -- capitol hill confrontation. u.n. ambassador susan rice faces key republican critics concerned about her comments after the benghazi attack. >> the big question now -- what does all of this mean for her chances of possibly becoming the next secretary of state? it's wednesday, november 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good wednesday morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we'll get to the susan rice situation and, of course, the high-stakes meeting in just a moment. >>> but also this half hour, giving back. new orleans firefighters head to new york to help with sandy recovery, repaying the kindness shown by new york's bravest following katrina. those tragedies kind of bonding those cities. nice to see that for sure. use all the help they can get. >> paying it forward coming full circle. >>> a half billion dollars worth of dreams, powerball players are lining up and dreaming of living large. what you told us that you would really do with $500 million. i have to say we appreciate t
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layered on a disaster. new york and new jersey had just dried off after being u.n. dated. and now, a brand new storm and it's the last thing they need. for many, it's adding insult to injury. >> no one's ready for it again. nobody wants it again, i should say. >> reporter: all across the northeast, the wintry storm is dropping wet snow, sleet, rain and wind gusts that could reach 60 miles per hour. already, it's prompted coastline communities in new jersey to order mandatory evacuations. sandy could cost americans $50 billion in damage by earliest mafts. and much of the cleanup remains to be done. tonight, 675,000 people are still without power since last week's disaster. and hundreds of thousands displaced. the whole day started with high anxiety. new jersey governor chris christie urging hurricane survivors to be cautious and patient. >> you know, we may take a setback in the next 24 hours. you need to be prepared for that. i'm prepared for that. i hate setbacks. i don't tolerate them usually very well, but this one, i can't control. >> reporter: in north jersey, buildings damaged by san
for wealthyest americans and says anyone who has an issue with un ambassador susan rice, a possible choice for secretary of state should go after him not her. rice has come under skrut my on the handling of attacks on the u.s. embassy in ben dwaz gazy some republicans vowed to block the phone shall nomination. the president took a wide range of questions for nearly an hour and talk btd resignation of david petraeus and discovered -- discussed mandatory spending cuts and tax increases will take affect. >> top priority has to be jobs and growth. got to build on progresses we've made. we've got a growing, thriving middle class. >> republicans say they're willing to make a deal but are adammant taxes not increase. dow jones fell today on news a deal is not close. nancy pelosi says she wants to keep her role, her post as house minority leader. she will run to keep her job. the 7-year-old wants to continue to empower women. >> we know one way to increase involvement of women increasing level of stability. >> pelosi highlighted strength today surrounded by all women lawmakers when she made the aa
emphatically when he leapt to the defense on susan rice, the u.n. ambassador. >> what this began has was a spontaneous, not a premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo. cairo, as you know, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated. >> reporter: rice is now a leading candidate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. top republicans led by senators john mccain and lindsey graham, they vowed to block her nomination. >> i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> reporter: today, an obama smackdown. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and should i choose, if i think that she would be the best person to serve america, in the capacity of the state department, then i will nominate her. >> reporter: but wait. isn't this supposed to be a moment for bipartisanship? as the country approaches the fiscal cliff at the end of the
diplomacy today. u.s. cemetery of state hillary clinton as well as the u.n. chief have been here. they will not talk to hamas, because hamas is considered by the u.s. and israel and much of the west as a terrorist organization. so, when you hear about the man who the egyptian president is negotiating with on behalf of israel, it's this man that i spoke to today. and we had a fiery exchange about civilian casualties, both in israel and in gaza and about why hamas won't recognize israel's right to exist. anyone looking for a sign that the arab spring has changed the middle east can find it here. the cease-fire would not have happened without this man. but for decades, he's bun one of israel's most hated enemies. they've tried to kill him and they consider him a terrorist. today, he was unapologetic for the actions that his group has taken. is it useful to kill civilians to create terror on civilians inside israel? >> translator: let me -- let me give you the proof. on the 8th of november, this month, the israelis entered gaza and killed a child. they bear the responsibility. we don
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of unsafe foods. >> questions over the deadly attack in benghazi, libya. un ambassador susan rice goes on the offensive meeting with top republican who's blame her for inak rilt information. plus... >> in san francisco, the aclu filed a lawsuit challenging the ban on women serving in combat. the story is coming up. >> i'm michael finney. if you want an e reader for christmas, the choices can be overwhelming. i'll compare newest models and tell you which one could be on >>> republican senators who have criticized susan rice over her explanation of the attack in benghazi, libar not backing down. chris stevens was killed in that attack along with three other americans. top republicans met with rice today, she appears to be the top candidate to become new secretary of state but a fight may be brewing. abc 7 reporter karen trafers has the report from washington, d.c.. >> hillary clinton is secretary of state. but the political posturing and mud slinging has started. high on president obama's list to take over as the nation's top diplomat, susan rice. >> she has been under fire from some sen
after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> reporter: and a blistering response to that, senator graham issued a statement to the president saying, quote, don't think for one minute that i don't hold you responsible. i think you failed as commander-in-chief before, during, and after the attack. in other words, there is a major showdown on this still to come. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. >> three republican senators hoping to launch a congressional committee, kind of a watergate style to investigate exactly what happened. >>> former cia director david petraeus agreed to testify on capitol hill tomorrow. only about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. his testimony will be limited to those events only and will not deal with the extramarital affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. you have to assume questions will be asked. >> and a lot of people making the point, do we care more about benghazi or what petraeus wa
very critical of u.n. ambassador susan rice. you were critical in tv appearances right after the attack on september 11th. let's listen to that. >> either ambassador rice was deliberately misleading the american people or she showed and demonstrated such a lack of knowledge and sophistication that she shouldn't hold that position anymore. >> now, during friday's hearing, david petraeus, and we'll get to other incidents -- other news with david petraeus later, but david petraeus basically said he knew it was a terrorist attack and that those points were taken out of susan rice's talking points. so do you -- do you feel differently about susan rice now? >> no, first of all, as far as general petraeus, what was clear was that the intelligence community had this right, and they put together talking points, and somewhere after it left the intelligence community, some way in the administration there was language taken out. susan rice, i would hope if she's going to go on national television, is going to rely on more than unclassified talking points. she has -- >> but if the information wasn't
think the video caused this. when he said at the u.n. we won't let a hateful video turn the mideast into a bad spot they're not relying on the best -- >> but all the evidence is that ambassador rice was using the information given to her by the intelligence community. >> i don't -- i don't believe that. i will -- here's what i want to know. have the intelligence community, not the deputies, the people on the ground put in one pile all the evidence of a preplanned coordinated terrorist attack with al qaeda militia and one pot and put in the other pot the evidence that this was a spontaneous mob created by a hateful video. i've seen no evidence. what did the fbi get from the survivors? they said there was never a mob to begin with. there were mobs in -- riots in the mideast but none had mortars, none lasted for seven hours and why for seven hours could we not help these poor people? where was the department of defense? and when you look at the history of benghazi, george, august 16th there was a report coming out of benghazi saying there are ten al qaeda militias roaming around bengha
. >> and and check out the newly released trailer for brad pitt playing a un researcher ryeing to safety planet from zombies. it is invading theaters in june. on the red carpet in losvbhç angeles. >> the palo alto police department about to do something never done before. >> ride along live with officers as they try to reach out to the community in a different way through social networking. >> also ahead this weekend a new center opens in the bay area for students who have served in the military, also... >> i'm nick smith live in castro valley coming up right after the break i'll give you a preview of the >> palo alto police department is holding a virtual ride along on twitter. >> it begins at 5:00. officers say they want to give a look into the realities of law enforcement. >> weesh having problem was the technology. we do have to apologize for a bit of the delay when we use it there he is, jonathan, riding along. >> yes. you know... this istñ [ inaudible ]. bring you the story. >> a jet blue airways pilot who disrupted a flight about running through a plane about yelling about religion and ter
for their criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice over the administration's initial reason for the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he said they should, instead, take aim at him. rob and paula, back to you. >> definitely a heated moment for the president there. preeti arla, live in washington. thanks, preeti. >>> and david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus was still head of the cia when u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. and he did visit libya afterwards. his testimony, though, will be limited to the events in benghazi only. >>> and one more note from washington this morning. the president travels to new york later today to view firsthand the aftermath of hurricane sandy. thousands of customers are still without power more than two weeks later. >> our hearts go out to them. >>> and the president is also keeping a watchful eye on the growing tension and violence in the middle east. israeli forces killed the top hamas military leader yesterday in this atta
. >> reporter: but that's not what the white house was saying, including u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, who went on television days after the attack, tying it to protests in egypt against an anti-muslim video. but petraeus also told lawmakers that by the time declassified talking points were given to the white house and congress, references to al qaeda were edited out to protect classified source. what rice said on tv was consistent with those edited and declassified talking points. >> what is very clear is that ambassador rice used the talking points that the intelligence committee had all signed off on. that is very, very clear. >> reporter: the white house says that the intelligence community did the editing and a senior u.s. intelligence official tells abc news tonight that there was no political interference whatsoever. but as you can imagine, diane, some republicans on capitol hill say they are not convinced. >> thank you so much, jon. and as you know, a few blocks away at the white house, president obama met today with top congressional leaders about working together on that loo
to know who authored the talking points on the benghazi attack, which the u.n. ambassador, susan rice, used. senator says she also wants to know why the cia information that terrorists were involved in that attack, were cut out of those talking points. david? >> a lot of debate over that in the days and weeks to come. david kerley, thank you. >>> tonight, nearly two weeks now after mitt romney lost the election to president obama, real sign that some members of the republican party are trying to distance themselves from the one-time presidential candidate. it comes after romney's comments this past week to supporters, indicating president obama's victory came in part because he gave gifts to key voting groups. tonight here again, that sound, that recorded phone call with donors and how newt gingrich reacted to it right here on abc's "this week." >> what the president, president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition. give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government. and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> what do you think of
' behavior. the senator and leading democrat also wants to know who offered those talking points led by u.n. ambassador rice. and also why it was cut out of those talking points. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> all right, thank you, david. >>> well, president obama is making an historic visit to the southeast asian nation of myanmar. she the first u.s. leader to ever go to that country which is also known as burma. mr. obama has already met with myanmar's leaders with aung san suu kyi. the president has also praised myanmar's move towards democracy and urged the country to continue making further reforms. >>> vice president biden spent sunday getting an up close look at the area devastated by superstorm sandy. the v.p. toured seaside heights. he later surveyed the damage in hoboken. he later met with supporters saying rebuilding is, quote, a national responsibility. >>> and in new york, city officials plan to demolish about 200 homes severely damaged by sandy. in some cases, the danger of collapse is so great, they'll be bulldozed before the owners are notified. another 500 homes are
this morning. u.n. ambassador susan rice is responding to criticism over her remarks about the benghazi attack. rice came under some very heavy fire for saying that a mob enraged over that anti-muslim video was actually behind that attack back on september 11th. now, rice says the erroneous information was based on initial intelligence community assessment. and was always suggest to review and updates. >>> after months of mental health issues and allegations of political misconduct, jesse jackson jr. is calling it quits. he turn in his resignation letter yesterday. he easily won re-election. jackson is reportedly facing a federal investigation into possible misuse of campaign funds. >>> new york city police have charged a door-to-door salesman with the murders of three brooklyn shopkeepers. they say 63-year-old salvatore barone was ready to kill again. police say the suspect's fingerprints were on the murder weapon. they have yet to determine his motive. >>> and more than two dozen homes damaged in the indianapolis explosion will have to be torn down because of safety concerns. four other hous
. >>> other headlines this morning. u.n. ambassador susan rice is responding to criticism over her remarks about the benghazi attack. rice came under some very heavy fire for saying that a mob enraged over that anti-muslim video was actually behind that attack back on september 11th. now, rice says the erroneous information was based on initial intelligence community assessment. and was always suggest to review and updates. >>> after months of mental health issues and allegations of political misconduct, jesse jackson jr. is calling it quits. he turn in his resignation letter yesterday. he easily won re-election. jackson is reportedly facing a federal investigation into possible misuse of campaign funds. >>> new york city police have charged a door-to-door salesman with the murders of three brooklyn shopkeepers. they say 63-year-old salvatore barone was ready to kill again. police say the suspect's fingerprints were on the murder weapon. they have yet to determine his motive. >>> and more than two dozen homes damaged in the indianapolis explosion will have to be torn down because of safety
is favorite likely to be u.n. ambassador susan rice for secretary of state, she's faced a lot of opposition in house this week, republicans signed a letter not to appoint susan rice. the president hasn't made a final decision yet. if he went for it, despite this controversy over benghazi, he would get her through the senate. the top guy to replace timothy geithner, is jack lew. >> slightly less serious note we would like to hit, apparently some head shaving on the broadcast this morning. >> the first on "this week." this is a great story. the top spokesman for both of the democrats and republicans, whoever lost the election would shave their head. this is sean spicer was supposed to shave his head. the rnc spokesperson. jon karl is doing the honors. >> he has no credentials. >> let's see how he does. this is all for a good cause, st. baldrick's foundation, for kids with cancer. >> all right, george, great to see you and george has a big show this morning, actor/director ben affleck will be here. also senators lindsey graham and dick durbin. >>> now to extreme couponing gone wrong. check thi
this week a major reshuffling of his cabinet. u.n. ambassador susan rice will likely be the president's nominee to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. on top of that, massachusetts senator john kerry is said to be the leading candidate to replace leon panetta at secretary of defense. >>> and we're also expected to learn this week whether the supreme court will take up a gay marriage case. at issue in the case is the defense of marriage act which states that marriage is between only one man and one woman. now, five federal courts have already ruled that act unconstitutional. the justices are expected to announce friday on whether they in fact will hear arguments in the case. >>> investigators now now what caused a massive explosion that ripped apart downtown springfield, massachusetts. the blast was triggered by a utility worker who punctured a natural gas line while investigating reports of a leak friday night. 18 people were hurt. most of those gas workers. police officers and firefighters. a sprip club was leveled and dozens of nearby buildings were badly damaged. >>> an
. and un ambassador susan rice went to capitol hill to meet with republican senators. she's high on the list to secretary of state. she's been under fire from senate republicans over the attac killed four americans, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. today's meeting did not go well. >> we're doubled by many of the answers that we got. i'm more disturbed now than before. >> the republican senators stopped short of saying they'd block the nomination. they say they need more information and have more questions about the incident in benghazi. >> we're coming up on december to 1. that is the day mayans said the world would end. one scientist has been answering countless letters about the rumors. david morrison has a big job. >> iville lun teared to answer the questions the public sends in. >> some of the pivotal scientific questions of our time. >> these are questions about life in the universe. and that went along fine until fours years ago. suddenly i started getting questions about the end of the world.:sap >> dooms day. some say the ancient mayan days on december 21, 2012. >
. she is the u.n. ambassador, susan rice, and she may be the next secretary of state if her opponents can't stop her. abc's senior political correspondent jonathan karl has the drama today. jon? >> reporter: diane, the white house and senate republicans appear to be on a collision course with some prominent republicans dead set against the president's leading candidate for secretary of state. talk about a test of diplomatic skills, susan rice on capitol hill meeting with republicans determined to stop her from becoming secretary of state. rice herself asked for the meetings, but the effort to smooth things over didn't exactly work. the senators demanded answers on why she tied the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, to an anti-muslim video. they didn't like what they heard. >> the concerns i have are greater today than they were before, and we're not even close to getting the basic answers. >> it is clear that the information that she gave the american people was incorrect. >> reporter: the president hasn't yet decided who he'll nominate to replace hillary clinton as secr
the latest from washington. >> reporter: u.n. ambassador susan rice faces more tough diplomacy on capitol hill. rice is the leading candidate for secretary of state in president obama's second term. but prominent gop lawmakers are trying to stop her from getting the post. saying she misled the public about the attack on the consulate in libya. in meetings yesterday, rice tried to smooth things over. it didn't work. >> the concerns i have are greater today than they were before. and we're not even close to getting the basic answers. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers. >> reporter: five days after the attack and a round of tv interviews, rice placed blame on an anti-muslim video. >> it seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by individual clusters of extremists. >> reporter: but the administration later said the attack was the work of terrorists. behind closed doors, rice told lawmakers the information she received came directly from the cia. the white house is standing by rice, insisting there's no unanswered questions about her television appearances. >> the focus on
-to-air missiles in neighboring areas is likely next week. >>> and a major milestone is expected at the u.n. today, when the general assembly votes to give statehood to the palestinians. this comes despite strong opposition for u.s. officials over fears that such a move could harm peace negotiations with israel. palestinian leaders view the vote as a step towards global recognition. >>> and it turns out, mitt romney is going to the white house after all. the former republican candidate is meeting president obama for lunch in the private dining room. mr. obama had promised in his victory speech that he would reach out to his rival. while in washington, romney will sit down with his former running mate, paul ryan. now, that lunch is not going to be open to the media. but, oh, to be a fly or anything on that wall. >> awkward. have fun, fellas. >>> when we come back this morning, get your motor running. the new cars getting the buzz at the l.a. auto show. >>> and you're going to need big bucks at starbucks. the $7 cup of coffee is here. >>> and we can't get enough of powerball. what we're learning abo
's martha raddatz here to weigh in on it. >> you see u.n. ambassador susan rice right there. she had a tough day on capitol hill yesterday. >>> also coming up, our exclusive one-on-one. the no-holds-barred interview with brat pitt. what he has to say about turning 50 and bringing up the kids with angelina. >>> and we begin with the major storms let to hit the west. let's go right to sam for the very latest. >> yeah, this is the season where you start to get the storms into northern california and the west. this one is a stackup here. look at this 3-d view. look at the ripples in the clouds. this is the first storm on the coastline. the rain in california today. to the west, that's the second storm. over here, on the curve of the earth, that's the third storm. all three carry heavy amounts of rain. 110-mile-per-hour wind gusts on the mountain tops. 70 to 80-mile-per-hour gusts on the shoreline. locally, nine inches of rain. north of san francisco, your rerks ureka, redding, six inches of rain. the gusty winds, each time one of those lows makes a punch on the coastline. again, the worst weathe
, very light traffic. highway 4 out of antioch beginning to slow un25 minutes hillcrest to 242 in -- in concord, central valley commute from tracy 205 up and over altamont passñ9÷ typically slow into livermore things pick up towards dublin pleasanton no major stalls or accidents on your 580 westbound commute. 880 northbound -- >>> wall street probably will be quiet today. we have serious financial trouble for major motorcycle manufacturer. >> here's jane king with the bloomberg business report. >>> good morning. suzuki motor will continue to sell motorcycles, atv's and boat motors. if you are asked debit or credit you might want to think twice before deciding on debit, account numbers and pins are sought after by thieves because they can be used to get quash back. bans are not obligate -- get cash back. banks are not obligated to -- heading to -- [ unintelligible ] . >>> land police giving a group of volunteers a big thank you. the police chief joined more than 100 roll tears for a special ceremony last night recognizing their time and says. 88-year-old charles johnson has vo
struck. >>> a tibetan rally ended today in san francisco. [chanting.] >> protesters marched from the un plaza this afternoon. the group started the protesters in india this july. they plan to deliver a global petition concerning china he's treatment of tibetans in the next missouri. >>> the violence continues in sierra. more than 100 tons of aid destined for syria left from iraq today. it's to be the first of its kind from iraq to syria. some 2.5 syrians are in need of aid since the civil war. more than 4,000 syrians have fled to near by countries. >>> more than 60 years ago as world war ii was drawing to a close, an army colonel wrote a story. and wrote music. for decades it was dormant but this week the u.s. army band performed the work, giving the composer his first chance to here the work. >> my name is harold van huglen, and my age is 93. i'm a veteran of world war ii. in 1945 i was stationed in new orleans, louisiana at the new orleans army airbase, and i was an instructor. the peace in europe had already been written in april of that year. so they said we can do anything we want
was happy. big award. puberty all in the same week. big night for him. >>> the head of the u.n. is urging both sides to declare an immediate cease-fire. but that does not appear very likely. >> there were no signs of any let-up in the fight as israel announced it was widening the offense to target military commanders of hamas. abc's lama hasan reports from jerusalem. >> reporter: palestinians continue to fire rockets at israel. and israel continues to retaliate. civilian casualties are mounting. this woman was pulled alive from the rubble. others weren't so lucky. palestinian authorities say 11 civilians died in this house, including children. israel says it was targeting an islamic jihad rocket mastermind. more than 60 palestinians have been killed so far. israel blames hamas. >> it is obviously incredibly tense. and despite the back-and-forth, we do get the impression that a huge overall effort is being made to try to get a cease fire. >> reporter: as diplomats work for a cease-fire, prime minister benjamin netanyahu says his government is preparing to expand military operations. israel
. u.n. secretary general arrives in cairo today. turkish foreign minister and delegation of arab foreign minutesster are expected in -- ministers are expected in gaza tomorrow. >>> happening now, south bay families are lining up to receive holiday meals this morning. live look from sacred heart community service in san jose, with just a few days to go the charity needs 1,000 turkey meet its thanksgiving day goal. sacred heart s a box of food with a turkey. a lot of people will not get a turkey unless they get more donations quickly. >>> it seems some can't bear the thought of missing out on a black friday door buster bargain. in pinole bargain hunters are already camping out this is a best buy where managers tell us they cannot recall people lining up this early, ever. for those willing to brave the cold and rain they say this is their thanksgiving family tradition. lines are forming in southern california, florida and wisconsin. [ unintelligible ] >> 6:37. traffic and weather together, next. live look outside, bay bridge toll, traffic lining up there. sue is going to tell us why
with the latest. >> reporter: pressure for cease-fire is growing, negotiations going on now egypt. the u.n. secretary of general moon arrived there today. at the same time israel's prime minister netanyahu says he's prepared to expand the operation. his chief of staff has ordered troops to step up the pace of the raids in gaza. israel has launched more than 1,000 missiles, killing at least 84 palestinians. israel has massed armor and troops on the border. president obama is urging israel not to launch a ground war. tony blair and israeli president peres have met and speaking out. >> i hope over the coming days we can achieve cessation on a basis that is sustainable. >> our goals are clear to stop the fire and to introduce a deterrent against renewal of. >> reporter: stop the fire and introduce a deterrent against it. hamas continues to fire rockets into israel 1,000 total, nearly 300 intercepted. three israeli civilians have been killed, more than 60 injured. israel has opened a crossing allowing several trucks with medical supplies to enter. gaza hospitals are running low. katie marzullo,
death remains a mystery. >>> u.n. ambassador susan rice will be on capitol hill this week to meet with members of congress to discuss the benghazi attacks. one of her first meetings today will be with john mccain one of her most vocal critics. she came fire for saying it was a spontaneous attack triggered by anger over an american-made anti-muslim video. since then we've learned it was coordinated by al-qaeda affiliates. >>> lawmakers trying to avoid the fiscal cliff, automatic tax hike for all americans, unless congress and the president can compromise. biggest obstacle is a pledge of no tax increases of any kind signed by most republicans. grover norquist is behind the pledge and has convinced thousands of republicans to sign the pledge in exchange for helping them get reelected. some republicans open to breaking the pledge say they will do it by closing loopholes but say entitlement reform must be part of the discussion. >>> do you think you are paying -- >>> good morning. home prices continue to climb nationwide up 3% in september compared to a year ago. in the san francisco a
, there was debate over whether the new chief should be promoted from within or brought in from another city. >>> u.n. ambassador rice will be on capitol hill this week to meet with members of congress to discuss the benghazi attacks. one of the meetings this morning will be with mccain one of the most vocal critics of how she handled the aftermath of the attack. she came fire for saying it was spontaneous triggered over an anti-muslim video. since then we have learned it was a coordinated attack by al-qaeda affiliates. the intelligence community is responsible for not releasing that information right wait a minute >>> lawmakers trying to avoid the fiscal cliff. automatic tax hike and spending cuts for all americans unless congress and the president can reach compromise. biggest obstacle of no tax increases of any kind signed by most republicans. grover norquist is behind that pledge and has convinced thousands of republicans to sign in exchange for helping them get reelected. with fiscal calamity on the horizon some gop lawmakers are changing their tune. >> i will violate the pledge, long story shor
is feeling heat on capitol hill. u.n. ambassador rice will be back today to try to appease republican lawmakers. rice met privately yesterday with gop senators mccain, graham and ayotte. they say she misled the public about the deadly attack on the consulate in benghazi after the attack, rice placed blame on an anti-muslim video the administration later said it knew the attack was the work of terrorists. >> concerns i have are greater today than before we are not close to getting the basic answers. >> the focus on some might say obsession on comments made on sunday shows, seems to me, and to many, to be misplaced. >> president obama says he hasn't decided who he will nominate for secretary of state. if it is rice, there could be a fight. it appears she would have the number of votes to be confirmed. >>> yahoo's ceo meyer is meeting with president obama at the white house today, part of a ceo roundtable to help the president avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. if there is no deal we will all see tax hikes and government will cut spending beginning january. president obama has also called
of state. during a cabinet meeting the president called un ambassador rice extraordinary saying he could not be more proud of her work. she's come under fire from g.o.p. for her comments on talk shows regarding deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi and libya. initially said waits the work of a mob protesting antimuslim trailer. it turned out to be a planned terrorist attack. >> i would just ask the president to step back from just a moment and realize that all of us, here, hold the secretary of state to a very different standard than most cabinet member autos that was senator bob corker. the president has not yet nominated rice for the position but most insiders expect him to do so soon. >> in the meantime, the president met with middle class americans raising concerns about taxes going up at the end of the year. both republicans and democrats agree that had no one wants the country to go over the so called fiscal cliff. but what are they doing about it? >> at the top of the wish list, a deal to a voice sending the economy over the fiscal cliff. >> my hope is to get this done b
. petraeus told him in a letter resigning from the cia was the right thing to do. >>> u.n. ambassador rice is facing more republican criticism for statements she made following the consulate attack in libya. rice met with senate republicans over the past two days to answer their questions. this latest opposition comes from moderate republican senator susan collins of maine over whether rice should be nominated to be the next secretary of state. the two had a private meeting yesterday and collins says, she questioned rice on her term as assistant secretary for african affairs in the clinton administration. >>> your morning commute, mostly dry. what about your afternoon commute? traffic and weather together next on the abc7 morning news looking good on the golden gate bridge. meteorologist lisa argen will have your full for . also will check in with sue hall. >>> maker of iphone, ipad and other gadgets >>> good thursday morning. wet pavement in the north bay some spreading south into marin county highway 101 by cloverdale wet with light showers also clear lake and we've had a few showers int
rice not get our vote? i don't trust her. >> for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi, to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> what the president -- what the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> mother sent me to come get you, father. paul ryan is doing feats of strength in the drawing room. she thought you'd like to see. >> yeah? well, i'd like to see him carry wisconsin! no, i'm sorry. that was uncalled for. i'm sorry. >> have you been drinking? you smell like a dairy. >>> i felt like i was having a heart attack. i felt from the first tee to the 18th. i felt like i was going to pass out. but i didn't have a choice. >> it's as close as we will ever get to the living, breathing person. that so transfixed people. lincoln was not a cardboard cutout. he was not the figure on the $5 bill or the remote statue in the lincoln memorial. >> i cannot wait to see that movie. >> i bet you are goin
hour, u.n. ambassador susan rice under fire for her comments after the attack in benghazi. but now she is firing back. >> that is a growing controversy there in terms of what happened in benghazi. she is finally, little redemption for her, in terms of her controversial talking points. we'll have details on that. >>> and if you're feeling brave this morning and planning on deep frying that big bird, we're going to revisit an abc tradition. everyone loves this piece. been running this for years, our own bill weir and his daughter give us a very valuable cooking lesson. as some one that lived in south for 14 years, no better way than a deep fried. have you ever had a deep fried turkey? >> i have. hopefully, it doesn't turn out like that one, though, ends up in your stomach and not on fire. >> bill is still rebuilding his house. if you haven't had a fried turkey wait and try it. >>> but before all that, people living in israel and gaza are free from the threat of violence at least for now. after eight days of intense fighting the truce between israel and hamas as of right now is holding. >
an education. millions of young girls have been inspired by malala. and the u.n. is now pushing for leaders in pakistan and everywhere to make girls' education a priority. >> the idea that a girl simply forgoing to school, or wanting to go to school, was shot by the taliban, is just so unspeakable. >> reporter: around the world, an estimated 32 million girls don't have access to an education. even malala's own classmate who was hurt in the attack, says she's too afraid to go back to school, praying for her best friend to come home. >> i pray for malala. >> reporter: it's a hope now shared by millions. muhammad lila, abc news, islamabad. >>> and the obama administration is extending a key deadline for its health care law. states have have at least an extra month to submit their plans for health insurance in stages. millions of americans are expected to get private coverage subsidized by the government. many states delayed their plans to see if president obama would be re-elected. he was. >>> and the u.s. supreme court will hear a challenge to the landmark law that protects against racial dis
at the u.n. and in egypt to finally reach a truce here. we asked abc's christiane amanpour in jerusalem, where diplomatic efforts now stands. >> reporter: the gang of nine are meeting the prime minister and senior advisers and cabinet to try to figure out how to respond to a proposal put forward by egypt. so the effort is really under way to have a diplomatic solution. whether it works or not we are waiting to see. all the american efforts are going through egypt, when it comes to hamas. they're taking the lead. from what we understand, egypt wants to have a cease-fire, then a bigger negotiation about lifting the siege of gaza. hamas wants that all to be part of one agreement. and israel wants to see a stop of hostilities, no more rockets into israel and doesn't want to link that to a cease-fire. so those are the parameters. how they get close together to make a success of this is really what's under way right now. >> thank you, christiane am afternoon pour, reporting from jerusalem. the "l.a. times" did a great story on this, summed up the heart of the conflict here. and it says -- any
overwhelmingly to recognize palestine as a nonmember observer state. although it will not have a vote at the u.n. table, palestine celebrating its upgraded status. you can see here. it could allow palestinians to gain access to the international criminal court. and so, seek war crimes charges against israel. u.s. officials call the u.n.'s recognition a new obstacle to peace. >>> and at this hour, much of syria is now cut off from the outside world, as the bloody civil war there intensifies. internet service has been down for more than 24 hours. no planes are flying into or out of the capital, damascus. cell phone service also down. government and rebel forces blame each other for the outages. >>> finally, turns out even michael jordan can't break all the rules. a miami country club, at least attempted to show the six-time nba champion the door, banning him because he dared to wear cargo shorts that had many pockets on them, violating a bermuda short only dress code. jordan was on the 12th hole when he was asked to change. when he refused, he was asked to leave and never return. but he is michael
'll have to stay tuned for john kerry. and also, u.n. ambassador susan rice, who got into some trouble over libya and with what happened with libya. that's also in question. those are the two, top candidates. but we have to wait and see how the issues play out. >> in the meantime, the libya issue has been overhanging this election. allegations of a, quote, massive cover-up, by senator john mccain, about this administration's real refusal to put to rest this issue, before voting day. >> they didn't want to talk about it. everybody tried to pin them down on that. they did not want to talk about it. i think a lot of those questions will probably get cleared up with an investigation that's now going on. and there will probably be hearings, as well. >> and iran's huge. what we're going to do to that country and how we're going to handle that ongoing threat. >> iran is huge. you heard the israelis say there's only a small amount of time, maybe several months, before they could strike iran. i think president obama, what you see now, is president obama doing everything he can to avoid war there. >>
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